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Acadia Crime Stoppers: Man wanted for stealing tractor

Posted at 4:28 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 20:00:40-04

Acadia Parish Crime Stoppers needs help from the public locating 44-year-old Billy Joe Hanks.

Hanks is described as six feet, one inch in height and weighs 160 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and his last known address is 206 Blue Bonnet Dr., Crowley.

After Hanks led deputies on a high-speed pursuit he exited his vehicle and then evaded deputies by swimming across a bayou, according to Sheriff KP Gibson. Later, he allegedly stole a John Deere Tractor from a nearby farmer. The tractor was recovered the following day.

Hanks is wanted for felony theft, aggravated flight from an officer, criminal damage to property and criminal trespassing.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Billy Hanks,  call the tips line at (337)789-TIPS or download the P3 app on your mobile device to report your tip anonymously.

All callers will remain anonymous and can receive up to a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest in this case.